Study on Reducing Symptoms of Combat Stress

Afghanistan or Iraq veterans or current military who have experienced combat stress are invited to participate in a research study on the effects of an FDA-approved cranial stimulation device to help reduce some of the signs and symptoms of combat stress. Veterans age 21-40 years old in good physical health who have experienced combat stress are eligible. The study involves daily 20-minute treatments (Monday-Friday) for two 3-week sessions and 3 MRI scans. Earn up to $675 over an 11-week period. Call McLean Hospital at 617-855-2359. All calls are completely confidential.

Research Study: Returning OEF/OIF Veterans

During OEF/OIF deployment did you experience either:

  • A blast or explosion?
  • A traumatic brain Injury?
  • Problems with attention, concentration, or memory?

If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study at the Boston VA Healthcare System on Cognitive Training of Attention and Memory for Veterans with Blast-Induced Concussion.

  • Earn up to $540.00 for your participation in the study training program

Contact

Dr. Yelena Bogdanova, VA Boston Healthcare System
857-364-2249
Yelena.Bogdanova@va.gov

or

Sarah Kark, VA Boston Healthcare System
857-364-4001
skark@bu.edu

Returning OEF/OIF Veterans Research Study

During OEF/OIF deployment did you experience either:

  • a blast or explosion?
  • a traumatic brain injury?
  • problems with attention, concentration, or memory?

If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study at the Boston VA Healthcare System on "Cognitive Training of Attention and Memory for Veterans with Blast-Induced Concussion."

Earn up to $540 for your participation in the study training program.

Contact

Dr. Yelena Bogdanova, VA Boston Healthcare System
857-364-2249
yelena.bogdanova@va.gov

Dr. Ginette Lafleche, VA Boston Healthcare System
857-364-4057
lafleche@bu.edu

Research Study: Returning OIF/OEF Veterans

  • Are you a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom over the age of 18?
  • Have you been experiencing difficulties such as intense emotions when reminded of combat, nightmares, difficulty sleeping, feeling wound up, etc?

If you answered yes to the above questions, you may be eligible for a study evaluating a treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

This study is supported by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and will take place at the National Center for PTSD at the Jamaica Plain Campus of the VA Boston Healthcare System.

The study involves ten 1.5-3 hour visits, and you will be compensated $390 for full participation.

Contact

Lily Krantz, National Center for PTSD
(857) 364-6194

Clinical Research Study for OIF/OEF Veterans

Are you an OEF or OIF veteran who may have difficulties in your social life, with your job, or your physical health?

  • Earn $30 dollars for your participation in a research study examining the problems in one's social life, work, and health related to military service.
  • Participation will take up to 2 hours.
  • You will be asked questions about your current mental and physical health, social life, and ability to work since your return home.
  • The study takes place at either the Jamaica Plain or Brockton campus of the VA Boston Healthcare System.

Contact

Nicole Rodier, VA Boston Healthcare System
(857) 364-4517

Attention Female Veterans Who Have Been Deployed in Support of OEF/OIF

  • Earn $75 for your participation in a group discussion about factors that impact OEF/OIF veterans' use of healthcare services.
  • Participation will take up to two hours.
  • The conversation will be informal and refreshments will be served.
  • Free parking is available.
  • Group discussions will take place in various locations across Massachusetts.

Contact

Emily Scheiderer, VA Boston Healthcare System
857-364-6293
emily.scheiderer@va.gov

Relationship Strengthening Programs for Veterans

The National Center for PTSD, located at the VA Boston Healthcare System, has programs to help veterans strengthen their personal relationships. Participation in the program is confidential and involves: weekly group meetings that last 2 hours each (for 10 or 12 weeks, depending on the group) and 3 or 4 visits for 2-3 hours each to fill out questionnaires. Participants will be paid for their time.

The Strength at Home Programs are for veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. One program is for male veterans, the other for couples.

Contact

Sarah, National Center for PTSD
857-364-4173
www.strengthathome.com

Clinical Research Study for OIF/OEF Veterans

Have you or someone you know experienced a traumatic event while serving in the military in Iraq, Afghanistan, or on Middle East assignment? Are you or someone you know:

  • Having disturbing memories of the event
  • Avoiding memories of the event
  • Experiencing significant anger or anxiety
  • Having sleep problems or nightmares since the event

The Manchester VA Medical Center Research Service and Massachusetts General Hospital are investigating new treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Mileage and study participation fees will be provided.

Contact

Mike Macklin
603-624-4366, Ext. 6815

Administered by:
Manchester VA Medical Center
Research Service
718 Smyth Road
Manchester, NH 03104